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in this country? if you let a t-shirt define you, you have issues. >> stacy said if anyone is offended by this message, they are looking hard to be offended. have a great day, folks. "fox & friends" starts now. bye. >>gretchen: good morning. hope you're going to have a great wednesday. it is august 7. i'm gretchen carlson. while u.s. embassies around the world remain on high alert the president is using late tv to talk about national security and other tough issues. is that the right venue? we're going to report and you can decide. >>steve: president george w. bush recovering after having a stint put in his heart. what is next for the mountain bike riding former president of the united states? >> the clean-cut manning brothers trade in their helmets for some 1980's wigs.
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♪ football on ♪ your phone ♪ that's what i said ♪ take it with you ♪ wherever you go ♪ show your friends ♪ and watch them go ho >> the music video taking the country by storm. "fox & friends" begins right now. on your phone. ♪ ♪ >>steve: i don't know what the manning are selling there, but i'm buying it. that's hilarious. >>gretchen: i think their dad's in it too. by the end of the show the two of you guys have to have that kind of hair. planted on your head. i'll have one of those women's hair. i always wanted long hair like that. >>steve: there you go. it could be transformative today. clayton thank you for sitting in brian's chair. >>clayton: great to see
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you guys. >>steve: you'll be here for three hours? >>clayton: i'll be here for two. >>gretchen: you do a four-hour tour on the weekends. we have a lot of to talk about but first let's tell you what happened while you were sleeping. a u.s. drone strike in yemen living al qaeda militants dead. cars completely destroyed. this happening hours after the american embassy evacuated nonemergency staff. sources tell fox news intercepted communications between bin laden's successor and the yemini base is what triggered closings across the middle east. doctors placed a extent in the heart of george w. bush. he has no history of heart problems and months ago biked a kilometer with wounded warriors where he had this to say. >> the thing about life
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you're going to get dealt a hand you didn't want to play. that will happen to all of us. the question is how do you play the hand when you get dealt it? this is an example of people playing it to the max. >>gretchen: the former president plans to get back to his normal schedule tomorrow. 90 minutes from now the house where ariel castro held three girls, women for more than a decade will be demolished. you'll see it happen live on "fox & friends." google already wiped the house off the map. it has been blurred out on google's street view. last week castro was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years. he will pay more than $22,000 for that demolition. this is an amazing story. a guy locked in a coffin tossed from a plane 14,000 feet in the air. so what happened? let's take a look. anthony martin managed to free himself from the shackles while plummeting 130 miles towards the earth and then he pulled his
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chute open and landed safely on the ground in wisconsin. >> i was hypnotized watching the box fall behind me. it was like 25 years ago the same thing happened. >>gretchen: martin said it wasn't easy to escape. he was disoriented because the plywood casket whipped wildly from side to side while he picked the locks. why did he do it? the daredevil himself joins us at 8:30 this morning. 40 seconds from the time he jumped out of the plane handcuffed and get out of that. >>steve: the flying hudini. >>clayton: hopefully we'll find out who put him in there. day two of the fort hood shooting trial gets underway today. yesterday the trial took a surreal turn when major nidal hasan grilled witnesses including his
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former boss in the military. peter doocy with more. >> major nidal hasan didn't dance around the most basic facts of this case on day one because the alleged mass murderer also acting as his own lawyer used an opening statement to say the evidence will show that he is the shooter. hasan then explained that he was trying to use his victims' dead bodies to show that war is ugly and his motives were made even more clear when he said -- quote -- "we the mujahedin are imperfect muslims trying to establish the perfect religion in the land of the supreme god." hasan looked a lot older in court than he does in most recent press photos. his beard is bushy and partly gray and on a very difficult first day in court where many of hasan's vick tips saw him for the first -- victims saw him for the first time since the shooting, he cross-examined some of the witnesses including the supervisor who gave him an outstanding performance score on a review, although
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that supervisor explained that ranking an army psychiatrist anything but outstanding could end a career. yesterday's only testimony from someone who was actually shot by hasan came from sergeant lumsford who gave damning testimony about hearing hasan shot allah akbar before he shot. hasan chose not to cross-examine his victim. there is now a push by lawmakers to may be the government reconsider its decision that this attack was workplace violence instead of a terrorist attack. without that classification victims and families are denied important benefits. >> nobody believes it is workplace violence, even this perpetrator has said that he's a terrorist and that he meant to kill and he doesn't like america. >> day two of this court-martial is scheduled to start four hours from
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right now. >>steve: thank you very much. meanwhile let's talk a little bit about this. last night during the rush hour, it was the mother of all traffic jams around burbank in los angeles because the president of the united states for the sixth time -- there he is right there -- appearing on the jay leno show. his third time as a sitting president of the united states. for the most part, it was a softball interview, but this is kind of new. while the president of the united states was sitting in the green room, jay leno did something he's been doing a lot of these days. he took a shot at the president of the united states. watch this. >> the white house announced in the coming days president obama will be reaching out to americans who lost their jobs. in fact, that's why he's here tonight. he's here to talk to me personally -- that's right. very excited to have the president on the program tonight. it will be great talking to him on a one-on-one basis.
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plus it saves me the trouble of having to go through my e-mails and listening to phone calls. we can talk one on one. no more of this. >>clayton: the other day jay leno was making fun of him for this recovery. you would think this is a favorable audience and he's not going to get hardball questions by sitting down with bill owe really and the like. this is a repeated process. go to the american people this way rather than face hardball questions. go where you can free reign, talk about whatever you want. >>gretchen: i think it is two-pronged. yes, because you are going to your audience, this is where president obama has been most successful, probably with this demographic of people not only in the audience with jay leno but watching the show. number two, yes, the idea you're not going to get the tough questions. can you imagine if you had a sit-down interview with a tough interviewer, the first question this week would be mr. president, when you were running for
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reelection last year, why did you continuously say that osama bin laden was dead and al qaeda was on the run when in fact now you've closed more embassies than ever before in u.s. history because of terrorism? that's not exactly the question he got last night. >>steve: the extraordinary thing is given all the news these days, the first time we've heard from the president of the united states in a live tv environment asked questions of him was by jay leno. clearly the president, he selected the softball venues because they worked in the past. entertainment tonight, people magazine, got some criticism from the mainstream media but that's only because he wouldn't talk to them. he knew he had to go directly to the low-information voter on shows like this. while president is out banging his campaign for the economy, he went right to jay leno and he painted a picture where things are getting better and my policies, they're working. >> the economy is growing. the unemployment rate has
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been ticking down. and housing is improving. we've seen the deficit cut in half. health care costs are actually going up slower than they have in any time in the last 50 years. there are a lot of good trends. i think what folks all across the country would tell you is we've got a lot more work to do. >>steve: one of the things he said right there, he said health care costs are actually going up slower than they have at any time in the last 50 years. the whole idea behind obamacare was he was going to bend the cost curve down, that costs would go the other way. but because it's a softball interview and jay leno is a fantastic talk show host -- too bad he's being replaced by jimmy fallon -- where's the follow-up question? >>clayton: jimmy fallon and others have been playing with the president.
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>>gretchen: all presidents in recent times have done these shows starting with bill clinton playing the saxophone on arson i don't see hall. it is -- on arsonio hall. here's the answer he gave with regard to the terrorism and scares going on right now. it's a reminder that for all the progress we've made , this radical violent extremism is still out there and we've got to stay on top of it. does that sound like a really succinct, hard answer to this issue we're currently facing? and all these embassies are closed? if he did a tough interview, you would have about 17 followups to that vague answer. >>clayton: we'll talk about yemen more in the show this morning. >>steve: the president is forced into these softball venues because, let's face it, the mainstream media has heard his, his campaign on the economy right now. he's given his retread speech over and over.
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but it works, this particular venue does, for the president and his advisors. here's pat buchanan on why he's there. >> he loves this stuff. he loves going on those shows. he goes six times on jay leno. he's very much into the popular culture. quite frankly, the whole popular culture, i'm not saying jay leno, but letterman, leno and all of that, and the comedy shows and things, he likes that. that's part of the his constituency. it's part of the cultural support he has. and i think he's very comfortable there, far more comfortable than in the east room standing up and answering questions about what's going on and why did you let putin do this with snowden and stick it in our eye. >>steve: coming up, key key mcfar land -- kiki mcfarland will be coming
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up talking about how this white house, they do a lot of leaking better than any white house in memory. she's got strong feelings about what they're doing and whether or not it is working. she'll be here in about ten minutes or so. >>clayton: terrifying moments when usher's son nearly drowns in a backyard pool. he's five years old. >> my nephew was in the pool. he went in and i couldn't get him in -- i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. and they got him, my nephew and now they're doing cpr on him. >>clayton: the child got stuck in a drain. >>gretchen: this morning new details about how common this is. the kind of drains you need to make sure that you have in your pool. >>steve: the president wants more people to have 30-year mortgages. but didn't that contribute to the housing mess in the first place? stuart varney reporting for duty. stuart, you've got a warning, don't you? great. he's next. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] running out of steam?
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for a body in motion. >>gretchen: 17 minutes after the top of the hour. president obama yesterday said he would support putting mortgage giants, fannie mae and freddie mac, out of there. >> these companies were allowed to make huge profits buying mortgages, knowing that if their bets went bad, taxpayers would be left holding the bag. happened on wall street, it helped to inflate this bubble in a way that ultimately killed main street. >>gretchen: his plan also includes wider access to 30-year mortgages and easier refinancing on the backs of taxpayers. but isn't that what caused the housing crisis in the first place? stuart varney is here to weigh in. what do you make? let's break down what the president wants to do first. what does he want to do? >> he wants the government to retreat from the housing market, but at the same
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time he wants to make affordable housing more available. he wants to shoehorn more people who are unqualified for home loan to get a home loan. so in fact, he's almost contradicting himself. government out, private capital in. but to make sure housing is more affordable, he's got to tell the banks who to lend to and what rate. so the government actually will be controlling the credit market -- the mortgage market, just as much as it does at the moment. >>gretchen: it seems like a vicious cycle. some will say this is how we got into this situation he was just describing. >> that is exactly what is going on here. the president is trying to socially engineer the housing market. he's going to have to tell the banks, you lend to this group and at this rate. he's going to have to do that. if he wants to make housing more affordable, that's what he's got to do. and that's the subtext of everything that he said yesterday. >>gretchen: is it to jump-start the housing market?
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>> the current policies failed. >>gretchen: let's look at what the american people think. according to a fox news poll, the housing market is getting better or worse? >> 62% think it is getting better. 28% think it is getting worse. >> the president wants to help a large constituents is i which is not in the housing market at the moment because it's not qualified to get a loan. he wants to make sure they are qualified to get a loan but lowering the credit standards. that's what he wants to do. as you said, that's exactly what got us into the trouble in the first place ten years ago. >>gretchen: what has the reaction been -- >> bankers do not like this. they are going to be told, you lend to this group, you lend at this rate. there will always be, however, the taxpayer back stopping the housing market in case of another housing crash. the president is leaving the taxpayer on the hook. he's merely saying we're going to get fannie and
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freddie out of there. >>gretchen: they have been there before. we look forward to your show, 9:20. an airport engulfed in flames. he said no history of heart problems so how does president bush wind up on the operating table? could it happen to you? the warning signs coming up next. ♪ ♪ ♪
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>>steve: a fox news alert. new overnight, a fire raging in an airport in kenya. the airport has closed so emergency teams can battle the blaze.
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look at that. witnesses report seeing smoke from miles away. reporters at the scene say the fire devastated the arrivals at the airport in nairobi, kenya. americans are rushing out hoping to get their hands on that winning powerball ticket. tonight's drawing a whopping $425 million. it is the second time the powerball jackpot reached $400 million in the last couple of months. a florida resident won a $590 million drawing back in may, the largest jackpot in history. want to know how to win? we have a lucky guest who will give us tips coming up. i believe he has won seven times. stick around for that. >>clayton: he had no history of heart problems, so how did president george w. bush wind up on the operating table and could it happen to you? here to separate the facts from fiction when it comes to health is dr. marc
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siegel. tell us how this happens here. >> this is amazing medical technology. what a extent -- what a stent is, is a thread. you put this into the heart. you dilate this balloon at the end. this stent slips over the balloon and into the part of the coronary artery that's blocked and it keeps it open. this particular stent is a metal alloy. they changed it over the years. it used to be bare metal. now it is coated with a drug that prevents the plaque from reforming >>clayton: let's go through myths. you have to be overweight and a smoker to be at risk for heart disease? >> that is a myth. one of the things president bush wants to get out there today, he wants this to be
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about americans, not about himself. typically what can we learn from it. and what we can learn from it is if it can happen to somebody who mountain bikes 60 miles over three days and is not even short of breath, it can happen to anyone. over the anal of -- over the age of 50 just being a male is a risk. being a smoker, people with a family history of high cholesterol have to be carefully checked. see your doctor if you haven't seen him regularly. anyone can have heart disease. >>clayton: is it primarily a disease among men? >> that is a myth. women post menopausely have an increased risk of heart disease because estrogen is no longer protecting them and their cholesterol can go up. >>clayton: once you quit smoking, the risk of heart disease diminishes? >> that is a fact. smokers out there, it is
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not too late. quit now. >>clayton: myth number four, people who are otherwise healthy can go back to work two days after the procedure? >> you better believe it. this is not surgery. it is a procedure. it's a catheter. once it's opened, once that stent is in, you're bad to good. you've got to have blood thinners for many years after and take cholesterol-lowering drugs but you can go back to business as usual. >>clayton: myth number five, stents are considered surgery. is that a myth or fact? >> that is a myth. it is not surgery. it is a procedure. you have to be very careful about it. and we need clot-dissolving drugs, antiplatelet drugs afterwards. you have to take a drug called plavix and aspirin for lives. >>clayton: good news for the president? >> this is one artery and
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>>gretchen: welcome back to "fox & friends" for a wednesday. it's like an everyday occurrence when you're out on the street in a city and you run into miss america. mallory hagan, miss america 2013, is out on the plaza. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >>gretchen: you're coming up on the end of your reign. this year the pageant is coming back to atlantic city which means it's coming back to september, which means your reign was a little bit shorter but you made it so fulfilling. you've been a great miss america. >> thank you. i've had a really good time. i've had amazing opportunities this year and have been able to do so much from the white house to, you know, amazing red carpet events and be able
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to do a lot from my platform. it's been a wonderful experience and of course being the national ambassador for c.m.n. >>gretchen: children's miracle network. you're wondering why do we have a blizzard with that? >> for the past five years years -- last year they raised $5 million from blizzard treat day. >>gretchen: people can go to facebook. >> you can go on facebook and rsvp and help raise funds for kids across the country. >>gretchen: maria, i don't know how well you do technology, facebook and instagram, this woman has been an expert. it is wonderful to see a
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woman so good at social networking to try to get people involved in these messages. >> follow dairy queen for a blizzard treat day, follow me at miss america or follow the miss america organization at missamerica.org. we're working the twitter angle. >> mallory, i find your story inspirational. you were born in tennessee and worked so hard to become miss america. you moved to new york and became miss brooklyn, miss manhattan and eventually miss america. >> it was a long, long journey but i think i'm a testament to what the miss america organization is about. hard work and perseverance. you can learn so much about yourself through the miss america organization. i've been honored to be miss america this year even for eight months. >>gretchen: the learning process, even if you don't end up at the epitome of what mallory achieves, it takes a lot of guts to compete even at the local
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level. what are your plans? >> i have roughly $60,000 to continue my education so i'll be back at the fashion institute at the end of january. i would like to complete my degree in communications and hopefully perhaps be joining you guys somewhere someday. >>gretchen: she is going to attempt to do something you do, maria, on a daily basis which is the weather. >> you're going to be helping me do the weather forecast for everyone across the country. >>gretchen: i'm going back inside. see you in a bit. >> let's look at the weather conditions across the country. we want to start out at the pacific ocean because we have hurricane henriette. the one used for hawaii. we expect the system to weaken due to cooler air across the we do not want a hurricane in hawaii. we are expecting showers and storms. we talked about this earlier right? >> right. you said in the midwest, in the plains and heading right up to the great lakes. we're expecting some hail
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and heavy storms. >> yes. severe weather will be possible especially in areas shaded in yellow, strong winds and hail and those temperatures, they're going to be pretty hot across parts of the south. >> texas looks brutal. 106. >> over in san antonio, you can see it right over here. dallas 105. what about chicago? >> chicago is 86, not quite as bad. a little warmer than what we have here. around 74. >> good memory. >> learning curve. >> thank you so much, mallory. we'll be doing the weather again at about 7:30. >> and we're handing out blizzards. >> stop by at the plaza and pick up your blizzard from dairy queen and say hi to miss america. >>steve: 24 minutes before the top of the hour. we've got your headlines for you. actor dustin hoffman is in good health this morning after being successfully
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treated for cancer. a representative for the oscar-winning actor whoepbt say what kind of -- won't say what kind of cancer it was but did tell us he will have preventive treatments to minimize the chance the cancer will come back. hoffman plans to keep working. he is set to begin filming a new movie in the fall. >>clayton: an american family on vacation in switzerland in a hot air balloon tragedy. the family from california was on a tour when the balloon hit a power line and plunged to the ground. the father was killed, wife and two daughters airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. the pilot of the balloon also hurt. gretchen? >>gretchen: another scary story. the son of r&b singer usher in the hospital after nearly drowning. his aunt who tried to rescue him made this 911 call. >> what is the status of the emergency? >> my nephew was in the
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pool, and he went in, i couldn't get him in -- i couldn't -- i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. and they got him out now doing cpr on him. >>gretchen: the drama began when the boy ended up at the bottom of the pool and became stuck in the drain. he was trying to get a toy that was apparently first stuck in the drain. that is when two men working at the house came to the rescue. they dove in, freed the child and pulled him out. pool drains are notoriously dangerous. dozens have died, most children. coming up, we'll have tips about the kinds of drains you need to know about to put in your personal home pools as opposed to the ones you go to if you're just going somewhere else. >>steve: they have proven they can toss a football but they can also throw down a rhyme? >> ♪ this football ♪ on your phone ♪ that's what i ♪ said ♪ take it
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♪ with you ♪ wherever you go ♪ show your friends ♪ and watch them ♪ go ho >>steve: the manning brothers appearing in a commercial, a parody, obviously a hip-hop video. even their father archie makes an paoerpbs. the mannings poking fun at their wholesome american image a manhunt underway for a killer who may have abducted two children in san diego. >> good morning. we want you guys to take a good look at this man. his name is james dimaggio. police in california say he is suspected of murdering a woman and kidnapping one or both of her children. an amber alert is in effect for the children. last night hundreds prayed for the missing siblings at a candlelight vigil, their
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father pleading for their safe return. >> jim, i can't fathom what you were thinking. the damage is done. i'm begging you to let my daughter go. you've taken everything else. hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. >>gretchen: police found the body of the children's mother tina anderson at dimaggio's home sunday night. they believe dimaggio who is a close family friend killed her before setting his house on fire. the remains of a child also found in that rubble. dimaggio was last seen driving a blue nissan with california license plates. authorities think he's heading to either texas or canada. anybody with any information is being urged to call police immediately. >>steve: thank you. >>gretchen: next on the rundown, he never saw this coming. what one fisherman reeled in is grabbing a lot of
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attention. check out those chompers. what is that? >>clayton: why are this this -- they so eager to tell us about terror threats but not about benghazi? k.c. mcfarland is on deck.
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the catch is so rare, being kept alive in a tank until wildlife officials figure out what to do with it. look at those massive teeth. must floss, steve. >>steve: carefully. it took about a year but yesterday u.s. officials filed the first criminal charges against suspected terrorists of last year's attack in libya. why did it at that so long to make a move and why are there still no arrests? k.c. mcfarland is a former pentagon official and worked in the white house for president reagan. she joins us live. yesterday it was announced -- actually it was leaked. a sealed indictment leaked by this administration. before they grab the guy. we've got a suspect. i have a friend in washington who e-mailed me. clearly this is a placebo indictment to make it look like they're doing something on benghazi. you know what? the press might buy it.
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>> here's the thing. the guy they did this indictment against, he's been sitting pool side at a luxury hotel in benning sipping strawberry drinks and giving news leaks. it is about time they nabbed him. >>steve: you say this particular white house -- and clearly the leaked sealed indictment is just another leak. this white house is expert at leaking. >> i've been in various administrations and leaks are usually something that are bad things. somebody is talking about something that embarrasses the president. in this case in this administration they have put leaking into a whole new art form. on one hand they leak the stuff that makes the president look strong, tough and good. they leak information even if it endangers sources and methods. the sealed raid for bin laden, the underwear
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bomber, they blew sources and methods, about the drone strikes. they leak stuff they want you to make the president look strong. on the other hand, the stuff that makes him look bad, that is buried so deep, whether it is fast and furious, whether it is benghazi, whether it is the n.s.a., you are never getting information. >>steve: some of the president's critics are saying the only reason we have heard about this particular terror threat at our embassies and diplomatic posts throughout the arab world is because in past administrations in the bush years, they never would have made such a big deal out of it. but right now the subtle message is, look, we were able to listen to this particular conversation between al-zawahiri and the guy who runs al qaeda in the arabian peninsula through the n.s.a. program so folks don't feel bad about the n.s.a. program. >> we'll wait and see what happens with this. if there is nothing that happens, we'll have to say
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you blew contacts, you blew sources and methods. was it to distract us from other issues. you know what makes me maddest of all? where's the media? when i was in the nixon administration, if the nixon administration had not turned over documents, you would have heard about it from every media source. they would have been screaming and crying. in this case the media is complicit. their job in a democracy rests on a free press. not lap dogs. watch doings. >>steve: perfect sound bites. the problem is access. the only people who are close to the president are the white house press corps and they are kept at arms length. and where is the president? he shows up on jay leno for his sixth interview. >> for the easy questions, not for the tough questions, as gretchen was saying earlier today. the whole thing is just -- i guess i'm so cynical that i can't believe they're getting away with it, but they are getting away with it. i think ten years from now
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we're going to look back and say what are the big stories? it is not going to be obamacare. it is going to be where was the american press corps? why were they not doing their job? >>steve: k.t. mcfarland, she has had about 100 jobs in government. thank you. coming up on this wednesday, the administration says rates won't rise under obamacare but they should tell that to the students who have just pwh-pb -- just been dropped from their health insurance. the mother of one of the students will join us shortly.
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>> steve: we've got a fox news alert. look at that woman right there in the white. brand-new video, michelle knight, just arrived at the house where ariel castro held her and two other young women for more than a decade. there she is walking down the stairs. how many years did she want to do that. in 30 minutes, that house will be demolished. you will see it live right here on "fox & friends." just last week, ariel castro was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 1,000 years. part of his plea deal, he will pay more than $22,000 to tear down that house, which you will see live just about 40 minutes from right now right here on fox. gretch, over to you and clay. >> gretchen: amazing story. they've been referred to as american royalty, john and jackie kennedy were the picture of glamour, style and sophistication. >> clayton: now as we near the
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50th anniversary of jfk's murder, we have the author of a new book out. we were surprised that we're still learning a great deal about this couple and that we can mine this data. some fascinating facts that come out in the book, particularly marilyn monroe. >> this is the only woman that jackie was really concerned about. she had an arrangement with jack. i think this is borne of the fact she adored her father, he was a womanizer and she thought this is the territory if married to a man like jack kennedy. the problem was marilyn monroe was the only woman who thought jack would divorce jackie and marry her. at one point, marilyn -- this has been talked about for years and i confirmed it with with a number of people close to jack that i interviewed over the years, they said indeed, there was a call from marilyn monroe
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to jackie saying in -- warning her this was going to happen and jackie said fine, i'll move out. you can be first lady and have all the problems. she confided in various people, some who said she continually worried about marilyn monroe because marilyn was a loose cannon. she could go public and obliterate jack's presidency. >> gretchen: the president didn't want to go to dallas that day. tell us the new details about what jackie did with his body. >> the anesthesiologist who was there and handled jack's body said when it was over, she actually kissed jack's body through the sheet from his feet to his thigh, to his chest, to his mouth. everyone just stood there rivetted by this scene of the it was very touching and moving. >> clayton: also jfk, we heard about this with other presidents, with abraham lincoln, premonitions of his death. i would never about jfk in
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these. >> many, many. he continually talked about death and his assassination. he turned to one of his neighbors and said, if they shot me, do you think she'd get me, too. on the flight to dallas, he turn ed to jackie and said if somebody wants to shoot me through a rifle, there is no stopping them. >> gretchen: and today would have been their baby patrick's 50th birthday. >> absolutely. if you were alive then, of a certain age, patrick was born 50 years ago today. he lived only 39 hours. he died in jack's arms. the whole world was waiting to see if the baby would survive. they were rivetted by the drama. it's the one event that brought jack and jackie back together. jack basically cut off awful his other relationships with women at that time and jackie said, we were just about to have a real life together. >> gretchen: check out the book, this is called "these few precious days of the kennedys." good to see you. >> clayton: coming up, take a look at this, pricele. 600-year-old statue sitting in
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so how soon will he be back in action? can you say tomorrow, tuesday, two days later? "fox & friends" hour two starts right now. >> steve: yesterday al roker made big news when it was announced he had overslept for work and missed his show. we have never started an hour without all three of the hosts right here. >> gretchen: oh, gosh, tonight jinx us. >> steve: where were you? >> clayton: i was doing something incredibly important, steve. getting coffee. [ laughter ] >> gretchen: you know what? if it makes you tell the truth, which is what i always tell my kids, it can be worse if you don't fess up right now. i'm a little worried, steve, you may have jinxed us now. >> steve: i don't know, we've
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gone 17 years. >> gretchen: let's do a fox news alert. we have this brand-new video. michelle knight arriving at the home where ariel castro held her and two other young women for more than a decade. in 30 minutes, that home is going to be demolished. you will see it happen live right here on "fox & friends." just last week he was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 1,000 years. as part of his plea, he's going to pay more than $22,000 for that demolition today. a u.s. drone strike in yemen leaving at least six suspected al-qaeda militants dead. the drone fired at least six missiles at two cars. the cars completely destroyed. this happening hours after the american embassy evacuated all nonemergency staff. intercepted communication between bin laden's successor and the yemeni-based wing of al-qaeda triggered the closings of embassies across the middle east. president george w. bush will be released from the
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hospital. doctors placed a stent in his heart to open a blocked artery. the 67 year old had no history of heart problems and three months ago he biked 100-kilometers with wounded war nors where he had -- warriors where he had this to say. >> here is the thing about life, you're going to get dealt a thing you don't want to play. the question is, how do you play the hand when you get dealt it? this is an example of people playing it to the max. >> gretchen: former president plans to get back to his normal schedule already tomorrow. there is a reason why museums tell visitors look, don't touch. an american tourist accidentally snapped the finger off virgin mary. the statue, 600 years old. it happened at a museum in florence, italy. folks at the museum say they're sure it can eventually be restored. it wasn't the original finger. it was recast. you know how that is, if you do one little piece of damage, the value goes down.
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>> steve: it was pricele 'til about a minute ago. day two of the fort hood shooting trial gets underway in a couple hours. yesterday it took a surreal turn when major nidal hasan grilled witnesses, including his former boss in the military. peter do you sayy is live in wash -- doocy is live in washington. >> major nidal hasan now looks older and more frail than in recent photos we've seen. his beard is bushy and gray, but that isn't stopping him from representing himself in court where he used an opening statement to say the evidence will show he is the shooter. he also spoke about his motives, saying that, quote, we the mew jew ha dean are perfect muslims trying to establish the perfect religion in the land of the supreme god. yesterday was the first day many of his victims had seen him since his lethal shooting spree inside the fort hood medical processing facility on november 5, 2009. and since hasan is representing
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himself, he can cross-examine witnesses and had questions for his former boss who gave hasan an outstanding performance evaluation for his work as an army psychiatrist shortly before the shooting spree. but hasan's former boss stood firm and said anything other than those high marks could have ended hassan's career. there was also powerful testimony from one man hasan shot seven times, sergeant alonzo lunsford described seeing hasan in uniform screaming allah akbar before committing mass murder. lunsford stared directly at hasan at times, but hasan decided not to question him. outside the courtroom, there is a renewed effort to convince the government to classify nidal hasan's crime as an act of domestic terrorism since right now it is still considered workplace violence, which is a distinction that prevents victims and their families from
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getting critical benefits. >> nobody believes it's workplace violence, even his perpetrator has said he's a terrorist and meant to kill and doesn't like america. >> today will be day two of hasan's court-martial and the proceedings could take several weeks or even a few months. back to you. >> steve: all right. thank you very much. >> gretchen: the embassies around the world, much of africa and toward indonesia have been closed down, remain on high alert. the president decided to use late night tv on jay leno to talk about terror and talk about the situation. you look at all those embassies there. >> clayton: listen to the president last night on jay leno. is al-qaeda on the run? >> it's a reminder that for alt progress we've made, getting bin laden, putting al-qaeda between afghanistan and pakistan back on its heels, that this radical,
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violent extremism is still out there. and we've got to stay on top of it. >> gretchen: vague answer to a very, very tough question about how we're going to continue to approach this. you see that as a dichotomy to what the president was saying last year when he was running for reelection, which is osama bin laden had been killed and al-qaeda is on the run. we just want to remind you about the difference. see if you see when a difference a year makes. >> al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and bin laden is dead. al-qaeda has been weakened. osama bin laden is no more. we've got a new tower rising above the new york skyline. al-qaeda is on the run and bin laden is dead. but thanks to the incredible service of our men and women in uniform, al-qaeda is on the run and osama bin laden is no more. we decimated al-qaeda's core leadership and brought osama bin laden the justice he deserves. al-qaeda has been decimated.
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osama bin laden is dead. >> steve: fast forward to today, think about this, it is extraordinary, during the run up to the election, that was the president where he was talking about al-qaeda is on the run. it's been decimated. talk about a double standard. think back to the time when george w. bush was there on the deck of that aircraft carrier and behind him was the big sign that said mission accomplished. right? the outrage from the main stream media was amazing. they pretty much wanted him impeached for having the audacity to say something like that and he didn't even say it. it was printed behind him. now you fast forward to the president of the united states in the last campaign talking about how it's been decimated and yet, what we've seen, the fact there were these jail breaks, clearly coordinated, suddenly al-qaeda is exploding in the numbers. the president was wrong last year. he absolutely was wrong. they weren't decimated. they weren't on the run. today we're on the run.
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>> gretchen: it was a campaign tactic, because they had killed osama bin laden, which have fantastic news. so it was used as a strategy. he was taking troops out of iraq and afghanistan, so he need to do say that to defend those -- >> steve: that's my point. where is the media outrage? if you want a clear example of media bias, this is it. why did the main stream media hammer the republican on this point and they're giving him for the most part, a pass? why do you think? >> clayton: more on that and let us know your thoughts on that. weigh in on this story, you remember two years ago matt damon at that save our schools rally, got in a heated debate about public schools, the big advocate for public schools. he a product of public schools. he said his mom a public school teacher. take a look back at 2011. >> from the time i was in kindergarten through my high school graduation, i attended public schools. [ cheering ]
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and i would not trade that education and that experience for anything. this has been a horrible decade for teachers. i can't imagine how demoralized you guys must feel. please know that there are millions of us behind you. you have an army of regular people standing right behind you and our appreciation for what you do is so deeply felt. we love you. we thank you and we will always have your back. >> clayton: always have your back. except now the news this morning has him in a bit of hot water. >> steve: it does. so there he is supporting in a huge way public schools. now the news is he did an interview with the guardian, the newspaper in the united kingdom and he said that as he moves his children from new york to los angeles, he's going to put his kids not in public school, but in private school. and the reason for it? he says the public schools simply are not progressive enough. shear one of the quotations.
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i pay for a private education and i'm trying to get the one that most matches the public education that i had. that kind of progressive education no longer exists in the public system. >> gretchen: he also said this was a big family decision and they thought long and hard about it, but the bottom line is if you have the means for the most part and in hollywood for sure, you're sending your kids to private school. that's the way this it works. >> clayton: it's kinds of ironic that his current movie portrays this post apocalyptic los angeles where the wealthy are doing well and get to have all the benefits of private school and while the rest are left in the slums of los angeles trying to get up to the planet. >> gretchen: yesterday in the teleprompter on another story, i wasn't sure how to pronounce that. >> steve: the president is always talk being fairness. why not give people who cannot be in matt damon's tax bracket, the ability to send their kids to private schools with
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>> steve: brand-new report this morning could spell trouble for the health care law. the inspector general's office at the department of health and human services admitting that security testing is months
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behind and hackers could potentially tap into a lot of those typed state exchanges if they aren't secured in time. that means our personal information could be in peril. that on top of more new fallout this morning from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she made comments claiming that insurance rates would not rise under obamacare. more and more americans claim they've got proof that she's wrong. the latest letter going out to students at taylor university in indiana. it says: these cost increases were significant. we expect them to rise even higher next year. we have made the difficult decision to stop offering a a taylor university-sponsored health insurance program. whoa. carol ann and sarah got that letter on behalf of her daughter who was a student at taylor university and carroll ann joins us right now from philadelphia. carol ann, good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. how are you doing? >> steve: okay.
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i got the letter you got a couple weeks ago and it shows last year to pay for your daughter's health care through the school, the premium was $430. the proposed annual premium for the upcoming year, $946. it says, we have decided to stop offering a it. when you got this letter, what did you think? >> well, i thought health care wasn't supposed to go up, first of all. you know, i have to say our daughter does have health care through us, but we had this because she used to play tennis out there and when she would be going on trips or anything, she would be covered because our doctors aren't out there. so that's why we also got this insurance. >> steve: so you got the insurance through the school, which all parents are able to get and our kids all are on ours so we have to opt out each and every year. but you wanted the insurance. but because the health care cost
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are going up, they've decided to cancel it. so going forward, if you're daughter gets sick, what's she going to do? >> we've been informed she has to go to the emergency room. we were informed of that three years ago when we were sending her out there. but we didn't want to do that. now she'll have to go to the emergency room because like i said, we don't have doctors out there in indiana. we live in pennsylvania. >> steve: what's your -- if the secretary of health and human services is watching right now, she's out and saying that the health care costs are not going to go up with obamacare and stuff like that. what's your message to kathleen sebelius? >> i have the letter right here. it's proof right here, you know. also we were told that we could keep our health insurance. but obviously we can't. so i just don't understand why they're out there not telling the american people the truth. i mean, they're lying to the american people. that's what bothered me and that's why i sent an e-mail to
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you yesterday about it, because you were doing a segment on it. it really bothered me that they're out there, deceiving people. and it's wrong. and it really bothered me. >> steve: we certainly appreciate you e-mailing us, telling us that despite what officials from the administration and even the president himself are saying, it simple israeli -- simply is not true. >> absolutely. >> steve: i understand your daughter is a senior this year. very exciting time in your life. good luck. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> steve: carol ann and sarah joining us from philly. >> have a good day. >> steve: you as well. good luck. >> thank you. >> steve: sorry to hear about the health insurance. that's tough. what do you think about that? e-mail us. did you get a similar letter? let us know. meanwhile, in ten minutes, the home where three women were held captive for close to a decade will be bulldozed to the ground. we are live there with the very latest. and coming up, the singer usher's son nearly drowned in a
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>> gretchen: this is a fox news alert. you're looking right now, this is moments ago in cleveland, ohio, where ariel castro's home is actually being demolished by the bulldozer. crews began tearing down the house where he kept three of those young women captive for more than a decade. earlier one of those victims, michelle knight, arrived on the scene. can you imagine the emotions she's going through today watching this happen? apparently as part of his court order and his punishment going to prison, he had to pay $22,000 to have his own home demolished. he probably doesn't care anymore. he's sitting in prison for the rest of his life. but for these women to be able to watch this, it's like tearing away the horror he brought to their lives for more than a
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decade. >> steve: just a moment ago we saw somebody emerge, a woman with blond hair, that was gina dejesus apt. she was at the controls as they took out the top part of that house of horrors there on that street in cleveland. this place so despised, google earth has blurred out the image. doesn't want any recognition for what happened at that particular location just about a block from the freeway in cleveland. >> clayton: hard to imagine such a populated area, suburbs of cleveland, how many people walked by that home on a regular basis and knew nothing of what was going on inside this horrible place, from years being trapped in that house, without being able to see sunlight but once or twice, being able to leave the house. i remember when one of the girls finally reached her hand through that plywood hand on the side of the house, waved to the neighbor who was just sitting at home having some mcdonald's for lunch and came to the rescue.
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>> gretchen: you got to wond what are thought of this demolish plan. was this the judge's idea, that ariel castro should have to pay for his own home to be demolished? is this something that the victims had requested? was this something that mental health experts said would be a good thing as part of their process of trying to heal? it's emblematic of what they've been through. >> clayton: and for the community. you don't want this to be a macabre tourist situation. >> steve: besides, who would ever live in that house again? it's interesting, prosecutors say ariel castro cried when he signed over the house deed and mentioned his many happy memories there with the women. >> clayton: just waking up with us, you're looking at remarkable pictures in cleveland, ohio. this is a live look at the bulldozer tearing through the roof line of ariel castro's home, house of horrors that he
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kept captive for a number of years these women who are trying to get their lives on track, doing interest views with people magazine and trying to live out the rest of their days while he sits behind bars. >> steve: we understand that castro's friends and family removed personal items from the house on monday, including musical instruments and photographs. police said most of the items removed monday were personal items left over after the investigators collected evidence. remember, he pled guilty to 937 counts, including murder and kidnapping. he will sit in prison for the rest of his life. he was sentenced to three life terms, plus 1,000 years as that house of hell is destroyed over on seymore street in cleveland. there it goes. good. >> gretchen: well continue to update that throughout the morning. coming up, usher, the musician, his son nearly drowns in a pool
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after getting stuck in one of the drains. you would not believe how common this is. just take a look at this video. that is the suction that a toy can have or a body. so parents, what can you do? a life saving lesson coming up next. >> clayton: hi told a state trooper her dad was dying to get out of a ticket. he was not buying the excuse. wait until you hear what he did next. it will make you think twice before lying to the law let's get the ball rolling.
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>> gretchen: brand-new video as crews demolish the house where ariel castro held three young women captured more than a decade ago. now it's being demolished, tearing away from the horrors that the women went through. >> clayton: behind the controls of that digger right now, not just a construction guy wearing a hard hat, it's the victims who are family members of those victims tearing down that house. perfect. it's all set up for them. they throw the lever and smash the roof line of this house of horrors. >> steve: yeah. >> gretchen: michelle knight was there as well. she was one of the victims. she was the eldest victim, the first to be taken. and she was the one who many will argue suffered the most gruesome injuries. she was the one who was pregnant
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and that was why there was a murder charge involved with ariel castro. >> steve: part of ariel castro's deal where he did not face the death penalty, although he will sit in prison for the rest of his life and was sentenced to over 1,000 years in jail, part of the deal was that he would sign over that house and spend a little north of $20,000 to have it destroyed. you do see some lag in between the operation of that big arm on that piece of heavy equipment. that is because different family members are trying to get behind the wheel so that they can have a pound of flesh. >> clayton: yeah. we don't know what is going to go in its place right now. this is a populated suburb, an area where a -- will a new house go up or will there be a park? we don't know. keep it here. >> steve: live in cleveland. other stories making headlines, it has taken 11 months, but the department of justice is finally
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filed criminal charges against several suspects in the september 11, 2010 benghazi terrorist attack. they claimed that the lives of four americans, including chris stevens died in the attack. in may, the f.b.i. released images of three suspects wanted for questioning. it's not clear whether they are the ones charged. we know one of the individuals charged is libyan militia leader. earlier k.c. mcfar land, a former pentagon official, on "fox & friends," she had reaction to this. >> the guy they did the indictment against, he's been sitting pool side at a luxury hotel if benghazi sipping strawberry frappes and giving interviews to cnn, the "new york times," to reuters. he's been doing that for a year, talking about his role in benghazi. it's about time they nabbed him. >> steve: it is about time.
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meanwhile, justice department officials would not comments about the case. they released a statement saying simply, quote, the department's investigation is ongoing. it has been and remains a top priority. we have no further comment at this time. the news of it leaked by somebody. >> clayton: shocking. an american family on vacation in switzerland in a hot air balloon tragedy. the family of four from cal al was on a tour when the balloon hit a power line. it plunged 165 feet straight to the ground. the father was killed. his wife and two daughters air lifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. the pilot of that balloon also hurt. >> steve: meanwhile, oscar winning actor, that guy there, dustin hoffman n good health this morning after being successfully treated for cancer. a rep for him won't say what kind of cancer it was, but did say the 75-year-old will have preventive treatments to minimize the chances of the cancer coming back. he plans to keep working and start flipping a new movie in
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the fall. >> clayton: a woman's emotional plea for a trooper to let her rush to her father's death bed was really a lie to avoid a ticket. carly williams slapped with a speeding ticket and charged with driving a suspended license. she told the trooper she was hurrying to be with her sick dad who died six years ago. officials came to williams' home with her father's obituary in hand and arrested her. >> steve: not good. let's go outside to the streets of new york city where we find gretchen and maria and who is that special guest between the two of you? >> gretchen: the special guest wearing the crown, oh, yeah, she's mallory hagin, miss america 2013. >> hi. >> gretchen: part of the sisterhood. so great to see you as always. >> thank you. >> gretchen: you did the weather last hour. >> i did! >> gretchen: maria, she wants to go into tv. >> and also fitting because
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we're handing out blizzards today. >> blizzards, weather. >> gretchen: oh, good one. tell us about the relationship between dairy queen and children's miracle network, which miss america is involved with. >> since 1984, dairy queen raised over $97 million for children's miracle network hospital. every year miss america becomes the ambassador. this year i've been fundraising and being part of their hospital and charity events. tomorrow is american street day. a dollar from every blizzard purchased will be donated to children's miracle network hospitals. you can also rsvp on facebook. for every 50,000 people who get on facebook, they'll donate $50,000. >> gretchen: who wants a blizzard? >> it's tough o pass up, isn't it? >> gretchen: what flavor do we have? >> we are doing oreo today. >> gretchen: coming up in september, the panellent will be
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back to -- pageant will be back to atlantic city. tell us what you want to do when your service is over. >> i'm very excited. i'm going to complete my education, complete my bachelor degree. i'd love to be in television in some form or another. >> probably fox news, right? >> probably fox news. absolutely. i'll see if the sisterhood will help me out. >> gretchen: great to see you u. you've done a fantastic job. >> thank you so much. >> gretchen: see new september. let's head back inside to the guys. i think we have to bring blizzards in for them. >> clayton: butterfinger blizzard, my favorite. >> gretchen: i'll see if i can find it for you. >> steve: my favorite flavor is free. >> gretchen: they're all free today. >> steve: i love it. >> clayton: thanks. who is normal and who is nuts? the question we all ask ourselves once in a while. >> steve: we pose that once a week with dr. keith ablow who joins us right now from boston. good morning to you. >> good morning. how are you? >> steve: fine. thank you very much. e-mail number one, i
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consistently leave my kitchen cabinets and drawers open. my husband and kids always automatically close them. now the kids are adults and they have begun pointing out my habit. why do i do it all? >> why do you do it? 'cause you're nuts. that's the definition of nuts. you're doing things and you don't know why. this is a pretty unusual habit. since it piss people off no doubt that you leave the drawers wide open and the cabinets open, maybe it's underlying hostility that has you in its grip. come to my office. come to someone else's office. get this under control. >> steve: they'll leave the door open. you watch. >> let the air conditioning out. >> clayton: here is another one for you. e-mail two, my son has an on the ground session with model trains. started offs a cute hobby when he was five and now he's 14 and he has a room filled with trains, books about trains and he worked all summer so he could buy more model trains.
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is this nuts, doc? >> not if he becomes the ceo of the union pacific corporation it's not nuts. here is the thing. if this isn't infringing upon his friendships or schoolwork, then it's not craziness. it's a passion. who knows? maybe this kid gets amtrak to be profitable or something for all of us in the future. >> steve: final question today, my ex-husband and i always thought we were so unhappy and after lots of counseling, we decided to divorce. now it's been over a year and i keep thinking, i made a mistake. am i nuts to want to get back together with that guy she used to argue with? >> no, you're not nuts because 99.9% of the people in your situation, very unhappy and together, you're called married people. so if you've discovered that you're better off miserable together, then you would join the rest of the bulk of america
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and perhaps remarry, which would be okay! >> clayton: i'm sure your e-mail in box will be flooded with questions like this. he answers these questions for us every week. great to see you. >> all right. take care. marry your wife again today. >> steve: there you go. wise words. >> gretchen: i promised. they didn't have the butterfinger one. so you'll have to settle for oreo. is that all right? >> clayton: thank you. usher's son outside at the pool nearly drowned after being stuck in a drain. so parents, what you can do to stop this, a life saving lesson, we'll show you when we come back. >> steve: day three of our great american game show week. we're testing our trivia skills with that tan guy right there. ladies and gentlemen, it's george hamilton
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>> gretchen: star of star usher nearly drowned after his arm got caught in a pool drain. his aunts frantically called 911. >> what's the status of your emergency? >> i have my nephew was in the pool and he went in. i couldn't get him. i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. and they got him out and doing cpr on him. >> gretchen: any parent listening to that is shuttering. two men working at the house saved the young boy. the pool drains are notoriously dangerous. look how the suction holds down this big ball on your screen. what can parents do then to make sure their pool or the neighborhood pool is safe? alan is the executive director at a foundation dedicated to pool safety. good to see you. >> good morning, gretchen. >> gretchen: we had a case like this in the town that i live in in connecticut and the little boy passed away and it's a
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horrible situation. i think drowning is the number one killer of children. what can we do? >> i know that story well in connecticut. unfortunately, the vast majority of parents and pool and spa owners and operators don't realize how dangerous the bottom of a pool can be. in this particular case, usher's child went in to the pool, saw a toy at the bottom of the pool. this is what the bottom of the pool looks like. the toy probably got into the drain area. if you went in to get it and get trapped and got sucked in. that happens far too often. people don't realize how dangerous the bottom of a pool is. >> gretchen: okay. so you want to make sure that your pool is compliant with the virginia graham baker pool and spa safety act. first of all, what is that and where does it apply to? >> very good question. the virginia graham baker pool and spa safety act was the first piece of legislation ever passed by congress to address pools and spas in this country.
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only public pools. it changed the way pools are maintained and built in this country to make sure that you can put safety devices and require to put safety devices on the bottom of public pools to prevent these type of things from happening. it's very important for pools to comply with this law. >> gretchen: okay. so what your talking about is a domed kind of cover. >> right. >> gretchen: you're saying that's only applicable or required for public pools. so if somebody has a private pool, they need to request this kind of cover? >> very good point. you have to ask your pool and spa owner and operator to ask for what is called an anti-entrapment drain cover. it's dome shaped. hopefully you can see it on the screen. instead of flat, which are the dangerous ones, the federal law applies to public pools. usher's pool was a private pool, so it would have been important for him to know or the pool people at that particular house to know about this and make sure that the drains were on tight
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and they were the right type of drains and this is the safe type of drain that you can use. >> gretchen: alan, i want to get to the last thing which is a safety vacuum release system. what is that? >> that's an automatic shut-off valve that if the pool detects some suction, it can automatically shut the pump off and then you don't get the entrapment. parents should know about these safety devices and in particular, that drain cover. make sure they're installed properly, maintained properly, the right drain cover. you can prevents these things from happening. >> gretchen: it's so horrible because parents worry about their kids not being able to know how to swim and yet, they could be greammers and this could still happen. alan, perfect person to talk to, thanks for your advice today. >> thanks a lot. >> gretchen: coming up next, it's day three of our great american game show week. today we're testing our trivia skills with the game, ultimate countdown and special guest host, george hamilton. fantastic. first on this day in history in
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>> steve: yes, it's day three of our great american game show week. today we're testing our trivia skills with the game ultimate countdown. here to help us out, actor, former game show host and all around fantastic guy, ladies and gentlemen, george hamilton. >> thank you. i saw you yesterday and you were really good. i was never a game show host. so this is the chance today. bob barker, i almost got it. so i'm going to do it today for you.
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i got some questions. here are the questions. first thing you got to know the rules. i'm going to ask you questions that have several answers. >> steve: okay. >> you guys will buzz in to answer. the trick is that you can only buzz in when you see the green light. green light. first to buzz in correctly gets to answer the question and will be awarded points if correct or lose points if wrong. so we get to the first question. >> gretchen: do you mind that i have a phone a friend, mallory hagin, miss america? >> i've been trying to speak to her and give these rule out and i go blind at the same time. by the way, why don't we just leave here -- >> gretchen: okay. >> steve: hey, hey. >> gretchen: we got to play the game. >> steve, i'm with you. name a pro sports team that is named for a bird. gretchen. >> clayton: wait for the green. >> you were a little ahead of that. we're going to ask the next question. >> steve: still not seeing the
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green. >> you'll get the green. now, steve urges on a going to ask another question. name something you can never find when you need it. >> steve: a cop. >> a cop. i got to do the countdown. i had a career here. >> steve: i'm waiting for the green. >> there is the green. you're on. let's start the countdown now. >> steve: is there a cop? show me cop. >> i'm sorry, no. >> clayton: keys. >> clayton, i'm afraid no one is going to be right. he's up now? >> steve: i love this. a.j. is heckling george hamilton is keys on the board. >> name something you never find when you need it. >> steve: clayton said keys. >> he said keys. is it on the board? >> steve: show us keys.
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>> yes! that's great. clayton, you're so far ahead. start the count down again. are you ready? gretchen, go ahead. >> gretchen: a purse? >> a purse. let's see if purse is there. >> steve: show us a purse. >> gretchen: wallet. >> you got it. all right. let's start the count down again. >> steve: another question? >> same question. something you never find when you need it. >> clayton: a taxi. >> a taxi. let's see if taxi is on our board. oh, i'm sorry. >> steve: brother! you like that! >> it's so easy being a contestants. name a food you eat with your fingers. >> clayton: we got to wait fort
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countdown. >> we got the countdown. name a food you eat with your fingers. you eat certain foods with your fingers? >> gretchen: sushi. >> let's see if sushi is on the board. >> gretchen: it's true! come on! >> i'm going to ask the same questions again and see if we can get it right. name a pro sports team that is named for a bird. let's go to the countdown. you ready? name a pro team that starts with a bird. go ahead. >> steve: cardinal! falcons! >> gretchen: ravens! >> this is rigged! nobody can be right. forget this. let's go out for lunch. >> gretchen: oh, my gosh. >> i'll be back. i would love to give you a head shot and other ideas. >> steve: ladies and gentlemen, great george hamilton! [ cheers and applause ] >> gretchen: thank you.
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. it's wednesday, august 7, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing part of your busy day with us today. did you see this? going, going, almost gone. the home where ariel castro kept three women captive in cleveland for more than a decade being torn down right now. >> this is thankfully and quickly, i think, the closing of one chapter. the darkest day, but there is a lot brighter days that are coming. >> gretchen: we are there live so you can watch it all come down. >> steve: meanwhile, while american embassies around the world remain on high alert, the president is using funny guys on late night tv to try to talk about the very serious national security. guess what he brought back?
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blaming bush. details coming up. >> clayton: speaking of president bush, he's headed home after having a stent put in his heart. how soon will be he back in action? can you say tomorrow? maybe bike riding tomorrow. we're live at the hospital straight ahead. "fox & friends" hour three starts right now. i just wants to say, i know i'm not here during the week often. that was perhaps one of the finest things we've ever done. >> gretchen: are you blaming it on the week days? >> clayton: it was an epic fail. we were terrible! >> gretchen: now you know why i phoned a friend. >> steve: we had answers, but we had to wait for the display board to reach green. >> clayton: i don't think we got it. we could have -- there could have been fifth graders that could have done a better job. >> gretchen: you won. >> clayton: i had a negative 75! >> gretchen: i didn't even know
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we were tallying. now we're all zeros. >> clayton: i bet wendy is mad sponsored that segment. >> steve: we're going to talk to george hamilton on this busy news day. >> gretchen: live look in ohio, bulldozers tearing down the house where ariel castro kept three women captive for more than a decade. the victims' family members taking turns behind the control controls. >> this is thankfully and quickly, i think, the closing of one chapter. it's the darkest day, but there is a lot brighter days that are coming. >> gretchen: last week ariel castro was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 1,000 years. as part of his plea, he has to pay for this demolition. $22,000 for tearing down his own house. a u.s. drone strike in yemen leaving seven suspected al-qaeda militants dead. the drone fired at least six missiles at two cars.
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the cars completely destroyed. this happened after embassies were evacuated. intercepted communication between bin laden's successor and the yemeni based arm of al-qaeda is what triggered the closing of the embassies. new overnight, fire crews battling a massive fire in a major international airport. the blaze destroyed parts of the main airport in nairobi. the airport has been closed for hours, but officials say flights will resume this afternoon. the cause of the fire is unknown at this hour. president george w. bush will be released from the hospital today. doctors placed a stent in his heart to open up a blocked artery. the 67-year-old has no history of heart problems and just three months ago, he biked 100-kilometers with wounded warriors where he had this to say. >> the thing about life, you're going to get dealt a hand you didn't want to play. that's what's going to happen to all of us. the question is, how do you play the hand when you get dealt it? this is an example of people playing it to the max.
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>> gretchen: the former president plans to get back to his normal schedule already coming up tomorrow. those are your headlines. >> steve: a perfect example of you should have your heart checked. 'cause he was in good shape. in two hours, second day of the fort hood shooting trial is going to get underway. the first day full of surprises, including major nidal hasan basically putting up no defense for killing 13 americans. casey stegall live in texas. good morning. >> good morning to you. it was very interesting as all the reporters were talking amongst ourselves yesterday because we thought that major nidal hasan was going to do a whole lot more speaking inside that courtroom than he actually did. his opening statements only lasted about two minutes or so, compared to the prosecution lasting roughly 45 minutes where the prosecution went in great detail about how hasan allegedly planned this and made multiple visits to a local gun store and this was a very calculated attack. then out of the 12 witnesses
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that took the stand, hasan had the chance, acting as his own lawyer, to cross-examine all of them, but only and minuted two. he did not ask any questions of a man he has accused of shooting seven times. a man named sergeant alonzo lunsford who had great composure on the stand yesterday and talked about the terrifying moments of that attack back in november of 2009. major hasan did, however, say some pretty powerful stuff in that brief two-minute opening statement. let's show you some quotes here. he told the court, the evidence will clearly show that i am the shooter. the dead bodies will show that war is an ugly thing. he added, we the mew jew ha dean are imperfect muslims trying to establish the perfect religion in the land of the supreme god and lastly, quote, i apologize for any mistakes that i have made in this endeavor.
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that's not to be confused with an apology to the victim and their family members. just that he didn't successfully establish the islamic faith here by carrying out this attack which was his original plan, the defense of others o'clock saying he carried out the shooting to protect taliban leaders in afghanistan because where the shooting occurred was in a spot where folks were being deployed. soldiers were getting ready to go to afghanistan. but the judge said he was not allowed to use that official defense of others. but he is saying it in so many words. interesting day two. we're going to have it all covered for you here on fox news throughout the day. >> steve: what a defense. all right. casey stegall, thank you very much, live from fort hood. >> clayton: the president of the united states going on a bit of a charm offensive lately, if you've been watching television, you've seen a lot of the ads. right now promoting the economy and the tur the president then going out now on sort of familiar territory. this is the sixth appearance he
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made on the tonight show with jay leno. this is the third or fourth preponderancance since he's been president of the united states. once again, trying to promote the things that he thinks are going so well for this country. >> gretchen: interesting thing is he chose more of a softball kind of situation to talk about these issues, especially with these major terror threats going on in the last couple of days. although jay leno, since he found out he's not going to be doing his late show anymore, he has become much more sharp tongued against this administration in his monologues and jokes. he actually went after the administration a little bit with the president sitting right there last night. >> the white house announced that in the coming days, president obama will be reaching out to americans who lost their jobs. in fact, that's why he's here with me tonight's of the he's here to talk to me personally. that's right. we're going to work something out. no, very excited. very excited to have the president on the program tonight. it will be great talking to him on a one on one basis, plus it saves him the trouble of having
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to go through my e-mails and listen to my phone calls. we can just talk one on one, you know. no more of this. >> clayton: that story this week that came out that showed what a difference a year makes, in one year, the number of jokes the late night comedians have had at president obama's expense have tripled since last year. >> steve: so jay leno was taking shots at the president while he was in the green room. you got to figure he and his people are going, why is he taking shots at us? well, as you said, things have turned around. the president's poll numbers, the lowest they have been in his second term. he just kind of touched on the nsa scandal that we heard for just a moment. in fact, given the venue, these are all softball questions, but the president had this to say and he was unchallenged regarding the nsa spying. what does he do? he blames it on bush. of course. >> what i said as soon as it happened, i continue to believe it, which is a lot of these programs were put in place before i came in.
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i had some skepticism and i think we should have a healthy skepticism about what government is doing. i had the programs reviewed. we put in some additional safeguards to make sure that there is federal court oversight as well as congressional oversight that there is no spying on americans. >> steve: really? >> gretchen: he expanded the program. >> clayton: i don't buy that. yes, he expanded the program since president bush put them into place. these masive data centers, these nsa whistle blowers who just came out last week and said look, these data centers have been collecting every e-mail we've sent, every phone call we make digitally. >> steve: or recorded. >> clayton: recorded and kept. yes, there aren't analysts sitting there with an ear piece looking at everything we're doing every day. >> gretchen: that would be really boring. >> clayton: right. but the fact is, they have them all there and talk about an administration that's supposed to be transparents. why didn't we know about this? to say we're not spying on you, what do you call that?
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>> steve: monitoring. collecting data. he's parting -- >> clayton: i'm going to come to your house, steve, and hang out in your backyard and monitor you. >> gretchen: the other interesting point is that he was very critical of all of the war on terror tactics that the bush administration had put into effect. that was some of the first things that he said he was going to get rid of when he became president. so is it hypocrisy now to expand these programs expo centially and yet at the same time, criticize what the former president originally did. >> clayton: let us know what you thought about this. coming up here, right now, massive fox news alert. massive manhunt for a killer who may have abducted two children in san diego. anna kooiman is tracking this story. what can you tell us? >> good morning. we want everyone to take a good look at this man. james dimaggio. police in california say he is suspected of murdering a woman and kidnapping one or both of her children. at this hour, an amber alert
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remains in effect for 16-year-old hannan in a and eight-year-old ethan anderson. last night hundreds prayed at a candlelight vigil. the father pleading for their safe return. >> jim, i can't fathom what you were thinking. the damage is done. let my daughter go. you've taken everything else. hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. >> police found the body of the children's mother, tina anderson, at dimaggio's home sunday night. they believe dimaggio, a close family friend, killed her before setting his own home on fire. the remains of a child also found in the rubble. dimaggio was last seen driving a blue nissan with california license plates reading 6 wcu 986. authorities think he's heading to either texas or canada and
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anybody with any information is being urged to call police immediately. back to you. >> steve: all right. thank you very much. straight ahead, the president promised justice for the victims killed in the benghazi terrorist attack. we charged the suspects, but nobody has been arrested. where is the real justice? the real peter johnson, jr. on deck next. >> gretchen: locked in a cough, can -- coffin, can you imagine this? he jumps from a plane, handcuffed. the guy who pulled off this incredible stunt will join us live good job!
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bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> clayton: finally, we charged the first suspect in the benghazi attack, but still zero arrests, leaving many victims to ask, where is the true justice here? fox news legal analyst peter johnson, jr. joins us now. nice to see think morning. what took so long? we know this guy who is one of the guys under this -- that has been nabbed in this was sitting on the beach, as was pointed out, talking about his role in this for a very long time. why did it take so long? >> a year later, now they want credit for a sealed indictment that no one has seen. the point of a sealed indictment is okay. now we've alerted these folks that we really are looking for you. will they be found in the hotels that they were just a few weeks ago being interviewed by righters and cnn and others? we also have a political determination by this white house that says after a terroristic act, act of war in
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which four americans were killed and others wounded, we're going to take this to the civil courts in the united states of america. we're going to try these people -- >> clayton: why? >> because it's a political determination, because there is no will in this government today to bring people to task in a military sense. if we're really engaged in a world wide war on terror, which the white house doesn't like to admit, then we're going to act in ways that are consistent with times of war. and obviously there was an opportunity within weeks, if not within days, even though america was basically banned from the country because of the statements mad by susan rice, they were in contradiction to the president of libya. we were in a position to snatch these folks then and there and try them in the military court, or at least -- and it is legal -- interrogate them in the military fashion and then later indict them in the civil court in the united states. but we don't have them. so we're going to talk about this and obviously the white house and the justice department
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and these folks are reacting to the stories over the last few weeks where it says these folks haven't been identified. they haven't been interviewed. we don't know where they are, what they're doing. so the white house is saying, no, no, we have an indictment that's super secret. >> clayton: is it because it was u.s. soil, the u.s. consulate, so therefore it would be under a u.s. civil law? >> no, no. it's a purely political determination. the white house wants credit now for somehow seeking justice a year later after all this pain and suffering and misery and grief, but they could have done this a year ago in terms of a military intervention. >> clayton: we had the pictures. >> but they were not interested in pulling the trigger. instead, they were interested in putting up pictures in american post offices of five or six different suspects from that night. as if somehow that's enough for us to say okay, we're trying. we haven't tried hard enough. we still haven't accomplished it. i doubt if we go to a civil court that we're going to accomplish it in any effective
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>> gretchen: 23 minutes a ever the top of the hour. s $1.5 million that, all you need to buy cameron's home from ferris bueller's day off. it's in chicago's famous hyde park neighborhood. next, the number 12. a couple in michigan gave birth to their 12th boy. they were hoping for a girl. after boy number 11, the oldest son is now 21-years-old. last, $425 million. that's how much the jackpot is. hoping to take home the top prize, maybe our next guest can help. steve? >> steve: thanks. if you want a piece of that $425 million jackpot, there may be ways to increase your odds. richard hit the jackpot seven times. he's won lotteries 2 times. he's the author of "learn how to increase your chances of winning the lottery" he joins us live from orlando. good morning to you. >> thank you. good morning to you. >> steve: i hold in my hand the
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quick picks. i bought $10 worth last night. was that a good -- what did i do wrong? >> exactly. i told you before, don't buy quick picks. the reason i say that is because every time you buy a quick pick, you're getting a different set of numbers, so your odds are always going to be at their worst. >> steve: what you do is you play the same numbers every time. >> pick your numbers so you have your set. in my book, i teach people how it do the research. it's very easy to do. find out if your set of numbers is a good set of numbers. once you've done that, never miss a drawing and never, ever change any of those numbers. play the same set of numbers over and over and over again. >> steve: so richard, if one of my numbers hits tonight, are you going to apologize to me? [ laughter ] well, if one of your number hits, you're not going to win anything. it's the whole set of numbers you need to hit. >> steve: we'll find out. meanwhile, you say that you should play within your budget.
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that's key. the bigger it gets, the bigger the dollar signs get in our eyes and there goes the lunch >> absolutely. as you said, i've said it before, i say it all the time, please, folks, don't get lottery fever. don't spend money you can't afford 'cause remember something, if there is a winner tonight's or even if there is not a winner, either way, there are going to be millions of losers. millions. so don't not only lose, but then also try to figure out how you can replace money you shouldn't have spent. >> steve: well put. also don't miss a drawing. you say use the same numbers each time and don't just wait for the big ones. play every time. >> sure. there are people that say, well, i don't play unless it gets up to 2, 300 million. it's like what, 40 million isn't enough for you? i'll never understand that in a million years. >> steve: meanwhile, something they do around here and a lot of offices and neighborhoods do this, a lotto pool. good idea? >> absolutely a good idea. that's one of the new things i'm pushing right now.
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i have a supplement that i've got available and talks strictly about lottery pools. again, numbers is what this is all about. if you can only afford $10, you're only going to buy ten tickets. but if you get ten people together that can each buy ten dollars, then you got more. yes, you have to split it, but a piece of the pie is better than no pie at all. >> steve: we love pie. before you go, this one is closing in on half a billion dollars. why are we seeing so many gigantic, jumbo -- why are the jackpots getting bigger? >> as i said a few minutes ago, because more states are joining the powerball group. i think california is one of the most recent ones that joined. so now you've got more people buying tickets. so when there is no winner, that jackpot keeps getting higher and higher faster because you got so many more people buying tickets. >> steve: let's hope that somebody watching right now will
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>> gretchen: my favorite story of the day, his hands were cuffed and chained to the inside of a locked coffin and then he was tossed out of an airplane 14,000 feet in the air. joining us now, the man who escaped alive from all of that in 40 seconds, anthony martin. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> clayton: did you find out who stuck you in the often yet? >> yeah, i did. i'm still trying to find him. >> steve: i don't blame you. describe -- we watched it live on the channel. describe what you could see inside. was it total darkness in the coffin as you went over? >> it was almost complete darkness, but not quite.
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there were rays of sunlight coming in the air holes. but it was almost complete darkness. >> gretchen: you were trying to take off handcuffs. you were trying to pick the locks at the same time that you are being thrown -- i can't imagine" side to side in midair. describe what you were doing. >> escaping from the handcuffs was the least of my problems actually. [ laughter ] the box itself had a jail cell lock on it that locksmith high school scrambled the tumblers in. so the real challenge was opening that lock and getting the door open. >> clayton: were you oriented? did you have any sense or were you facing upside down or right side up? you didn't know when you opened the door which way you were going to face. >> actually i could tell. we had a drill shoot on the box which wouldn't slow the box enough to land on it, but it created enough drag to prevents it from falling head over heels, if you will. and because of that, i was
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actually literally standing in the box, standing straight up. >> steve: i would imagine, were you counting? because you knew exactly how many seconds until you met the pavement. >> actually i wasn't counting, but if you sky dive often enough you and know what altitude you're at, you kind of have an inner sense of how high up you are. so i had an idea of where i was. >> gretchen: you knew you had to get out at a certain amount of time. here is the amazing fact about this whole thing. this is not the first time you've done this. >> no, it's not. >> gretchen: you did this 25 years ago, almost to the day. >> correct. >> gretchen: why do it again? >> i did it this time because i'm promoting my book called "escape or die." so i thought it was appropriate 25 years to the day to do my signature escape again and use it to promote the book. >> steve: i like the fact that you'll teach anybody to escape from handcuffs and things like that, unless what? >> you can't. first of all, i'm a locksmith, a
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registered safe technician. so it would be morally irresponsible for me to teach people how to escape from police handcuffs. so i usually shield that, but die it openly. i'm not trying to hide anything in that regard. i'm very open with the fact that i'm actually picking a lot, which in my case i feel is much better than using locks that have been altered to facilitate escapes. >> steve: interesting. and just out of curiousity, how many seconds were you away from getting in trouble? >> maybe ten or 15 seconds. >> steve: whoa! are you kidding me? >> gretchen: what's next? >> i'm not sure. you'll have to watch. stay tuned. >> steve: no kidding. >> gretchen: that's a good tease 'cause i don't know how you top that one. anthony martin, escape artist. check out his new book as well. thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> steve: ten seconds to trouble. my oh, my. all right. 25 minutes before the top of the hour. we've got headlines for you. the lone survivor of the fire that claimed the life of 19
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firefighters. brendan mcdonough was assigned as the lookout on june 30 while the rest of the elite fire team battled the blaze. without noticing the winds shifted around and the crew got caught in between flames. >> i sunk. i was still with our vehicles in one of the buggies. i could hear whoever didn't bring their phones, i could hear phones ringing, knowing it was their wives or their family. i sunk. sunk in my seat. i sunk into myself. i couldn't think. >> steve: he says he can't figure out why he got the lookout job that day, but he did. he's alive because of it. >> clayton: american family on vacation in switzer lands in a hot air balloon tragedy. the family of four from california was on a tour when the balloon hit a power line. the balloon bouncing and plunging 165 feet to the ground after it hit that power line. the father was killed.
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his wife and two daughters were air lifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. the pilot of that balloon, also hurt. >> gretchen: the son of usher in the hospital this morning after nearly drowning. the drama began when the boy ended up at the bottom of the pool. he became stuck in the drain. he was simply trying to get a toy when he was first stuck in the drain. that's when two men working at the home dove in and tried the child, pulled him out. safety experts say it's important to have special covers installed that prevent suction from pulling kids under. >> you have to ask your pool and spa owner and operator to ask for what is called an anti-entrapment drain cover. it's dome shaped. instead of flat, which are the dangerous ones. >> gretchen: drains are notoriously dangerous. new report found over a ten-year period, nearly 80 people were injured, a dozen died, and most of them kids. >> steve: meanwhile, brand-new details this morning about the nose first landing of a
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southwest jet at la guardia last month. the ntsb saying the captain took over from the first officer 400 feet before touchdown. why? not clear right now. investigators also say it appears the nose gear failed due to stress overload, not because of any mechanical problems. you're not supposed to land nose first. 16 people were injured in the july 22 incident. at least one lawsuit has already been filed. those are your headlines for this wednesday. >> clayton: let's get outside and check in with maria molina who has a check of our forecast. it has been beautiful, almost feels like fall lately. >> yeah. a little bit. i've been thinking pumpkin spice lattes in the mornings. waking up to temperatures in the 60s across sections of the northeast and also into the great lakes. but we are going to be warming up in some areas. chicago, you're going to make it into the middle 80s. new york city, 74 degrees will be the high temperature out here. i do want to take you to the tropics because it is the month
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of august and we expect hurricanes to form. we have one, hurricane henriette across parts of the pacific ocean. it's headed in the general direction of hawaii. but the bit of good news out here is that we do have cooler water, which will help weaken henriette as we head into the next several days. the actual track of the storm takes it south of hawaii. so that's good news as well. we don't expect it to make landfall in hawaii. still keeping an eye on it for the next several days. things can change across parts of the pacific ocean. across the lower 48, showers and thunderstorms, across the center of the country, into parts of the great lakes, northeast. there are some areas and on this map you can see them shaded in yellow. that's where you're talking about the risk for damaging winds in excess of 60 miles an hour, large hail, and even some isolated tornadoes. you're going to need the umbrella across parts of the great lakes and northeast later today and especially into tomorrow as we're expecting areas of heavy rain. otherwise quick look at your high temperatures. 105 in dallas. 106 in san antonio. a number of heat advisories,
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excessive heat warnings in effect. into arkansas and louisiana. so we'll keep an eye on that. otherwise in cleave lands, also in the 80 -- cleveland, also in the 80s. let's head back inside. >> steve: thank you. >> gretchen: president george w. bush will be released from the hospital today. doctors placed a stent in his heart to open up a blocked artery. k dfw is live outside the hospital where the president is recovering right now. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. actually told he's in great spirits. in fact, spokesperson says he's very grateful for the care he's received. he arrived yesterday after routine physical at a nearby clinic found a clogged artery. doctors placed the stent in mr. george george's heart to push the blockage out of the way. we talked to a cardiologist at baylor medical center that says because of it so sudden, she
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believes that blockage was severe. this is unusual because mr. bush is very active at 67. in fact, we caught up to him a few months ago when he was hosting a bike ride for wounded soldiers. >> the thing about life, you're going to get dealt a hand you didn't want to play. that's what's going to happen to all of us. the question is, how do you play the hand when you get dealt it? and this is an example of people saying i'm going to play it to the max. >> of course, he couldn't have predicted this would happen, but his spokesperson says he's now encouraging any and everyone to get routine checkups because he believes that's what really helped him out in this situation. he is expected to return to his preston hollow home here in dallas sometime later today. back to you guys. >> gretchen: and you are latoya. thanks so much for that report. >> steve: next up, cancer scare for actor dustin hoffman. we've got the very latest on the oscar winner's condition. >> clayton: and it's a hair
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>> gretchen: students at one high school near chicago could be taking a new kind of test this year. a mandatory drug test using pieces of their hair. is that the school's job or should mom and dad police their own kids? joining me for a fair and balanced debate, two guests. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. how are you doing? >> gretchen: fantastic. bishop, let me start with you. so they're going to randomly take hair samples from the students and then test it for alcohol. is that a good idea or bad idea? >> it's a great idea.
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according to the institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism, we have 10.8 million underage drinkers in the united states. 60% of those, 15 to 16-year-olds, have said that they have had a drink for the last 12 months. here is the staggering statistics, 31% of the parents don't believe or 31% of the parents believe that their kids have taken that drink. the other percentage believe that they haven't. so sate viator is doing a wonderful job. yes, this is necessary. >> gretchen: what about privacy? >> i also think it's the job much parents. i worked in schools for a long time. this is not a common practice. i think this is at a points where we have teachers and deans ask academic advisors thinking it's their job to monitor students' behavior even when they're not at school. this is going to test drugs ask alcohol that's been in their system for three months. that behavior when the kids are involved in when they're not on school grounds, there is no way
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for a school to account for every potential action that a student going to be involved in. i think honestly a lot of parents are very lazy and they say, you know what? let me let the school do the job that i don't want to be bothered doing or that i don't want to do. not all parents burke some for sure. >> gretchen: there are some schools, to the both of you, you're held accountable for your behavior when you're not on school grounds as well if you're doing drugs or alcohol. what i found fascinating about this, bishop, was that if you're caught, let's say they find alcohol in your hair strand, it's not like you're suspended. they actually put you through counseling first, right? >> that's the most fantastic part about it. listen, it is absolutely true, it takes a village to raise a child. at 88% of the parents of this college or this catholic school agrees with this program. yes, we say it is the job of the parents to do that, but thank goodness or thank god there is a college in illinois or a school in illinois that wants to be the extension of that family and say, we're not only concerned
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about your academic, but we're concerned about your life when we know that absolutely statistics and research shows that the younger that teens or youth start drinking, the more probable of them becoming alcoholics and drug addicts. >> gretchen: let me read a statement from the school. we're morally obliged to do the best we can to help our kids grow and that was from the reverend cory bross, the school president. >> the problem is there is often not a reasonable suspicion. it's not like they're catching kids in the act of doing drugs or alcohol. they're randomly doing these tests. granted, they are transparents. the parents can see that. if the parents don't want to send their kids to this kind of school, they don't have to. but personally would i send my kids to a school where they're randomly having hair taken out? i would say no. this is my job. what my kid does on school grounds, yes, that's their responsibility. but if you sense something is
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going on off cool grounds, alert me, but let me be involved in that. let me take a primary role. let the educator take a secondary role and sure, be there to assist, but not quite so pro-active in terms of the testing and things of that sort of thing. it's a slippery slope. >> gretchen: i got to wrap it up. it seems that there are great points on both sides. you made excellent points, both of you. have a fantastic day. >> thank you for the opportunity. >> gretchen: next up, he's back. george hamilton, has done it all. but at 73, in the best shape of his life. how does he do it? look at him. he's all handsome and ready to go. he's going to spill his secrets coming up. first, let's check in with hemmer. >> he's a happy guy, that hamilton. >> gretchen: surprisingly, he's coming back after that game show thing. >> surprisingly. gretchen, good morning to you. we're going to see new a couple
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of minutes. nidal hasan is back in court in minutes. wait 'til you hear what he had to say yesterday in his trial. breaking news on benghazi. what took so long? jason chaffetz answers that live this morning. terror threats are explained on late night television. is that appropriate for the situation today? and the detroit, michigan yard sale. has it come to this? not just detroit. see you in ten minutes
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>> steve: some quick head lines before we leave you today. check out what a guy caught on a lake in washington. that's from a lake. experts say it's a pacu, a cousin of the piranha. it's so rare, it's being kept alive until wildlife officials figure out what the heck is it and what should we do with it.
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dustin hoffman in good health after being successfully treated for cancer. a rep for him won't say what kind of cancer it was, but say he will have preventive treatments to minimize the cancer coming back. he plans to make a movie this fall. >> clayton: he's still got some stories to tell. >> gretchen: from star not guilty hits like "the godfather part 3", george hamilton has done it all and joins us now. i'm surprised, i said earlier, you came back after that game show thing we did. >> i have a big comeback. there is three people who want me for a show host. i was supposed to do -- to follow bob barker and do "price is right." i tried it for a while and they sent me to vegas, and a 300-pound woman drunk jumped on me after the first -- i was knocked back five feet and i thought, this is a contact sport. [ laughter ]
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but there is a whole style of that. i don't think after that. i like what you did yesterday. you stepped in for chuck woolery and you were sensational. >> steve: thank you. we had some technical problems and you kept going on. >> well, that's what you got to do in this business. >> steve: the show must go on. how do you do it? you look fantastic. >> i 400 shows last year and the guy opposite me, he was great, he fainted twice. he's half my age. i started realizing that i have been doing the right thing. i've always gotten micro nutrients from food. by that i mean our topsoil is gone in america. our food is farmed out. the gmo's are a real problem. so i thought, let's formulate something that gives you everything you need and you just put it in a glass of water. you don't have pills. and you drink it down. die that twice a day. >> gretchen: what is it? >> youth and fusion. >> clayton: you're telling me if i drink this every day, i could look like you? >> no, but i would say more like
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that tony bandares. >> steve: this is what you do? >> yeah. do that. >> steve: you just have a glass of water, pour that in there. >> clayton: there is no caffeine in it is this. >> totally stimulant free. but those are the things -- 75 in our food and we get three minerals. >> gretchen: is there a tanning mixture in there? >> there is something. i'd love to come back and talk about it. you don't have to go in a lamp to get it. continues you as dark as you want. >> gretchen: by drinking it? >> clayton: you're not slowing down at all? >> why? i go out with my son. i realize beauty is in the eye of the beholder. in this case, beauty he was beholding, i thought, that's what i want to be holding. >> clayton: our viewers wrote us and said, you guys were horrible. terrible in the game show, but all we cared about seeing was
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george hamilton. bring him back. >> that's right. i will come back and do that show. i think we can either work on it -- you were very good and i felt for you. i felt your pain. >> steve: it was a little complicated. can you stick around a couple more minutes? >> my pleasure to sit here and look at gretchen. >> steve: more with george hamilton as he sits and looks at gretchen as we roll on live from new york city. >> clayton: when we come back, i'll look like antonio banderas. >> gretchen: drink it down ♪ you have to let me know [ female announcer ] when sweet and salty come together, the taste is irresistible. sweet and salty nut bars by nature valley. nature at its most delicious.
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to benefit cancer research i rode across the atlantic. crossing an ocean with your body as the motor, it hurts. so i brought advil to help me stay strong during the toughest journey of my life. [ male announcer ] paul ridley had a choice of pain relievers, but he chose advil. because nothing is stronger on tough pain. nothing. not tylenol. not aleve. [ paul ] when people are counting on me to come through, my answer is advil. [ male announcer ] real people. real pain. real relief. advil. relief in action. >> clayton: maria sits down and says, where are you from. she says, miami. he says, i'm going there later this afternoon. >> i thought that was off the record.
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>> clayton: no, no. >> what we do there will be off the record. >> steve: george hamilton will be in our after the show show. i think it will be great. he was here for all american game show week. it continues extraordinarily tomorrow. we hope you'll join us for that. >> i will come back. let me do it one more time. shot. nice. fox news alert. we're almost a year since the attacks in paws gauze. now the -- benghazi. now the first criminal charges have is filed. four suspects named. leader after libyan militia. same man interviewed after the attack by several news organizations including the fox news channel. our interview took place nine months ago. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." nice to see you heather. >> i'm heather childers in for martha maccallum. the charges are sealed. so we don't know who exactly was named. bill: that's right. the justice department says the investigation is a top priority. the repub